Choices in Senior Care Blog

Thinking “outside the box” when it comes to gift giving for seniors!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Nov 29, 2016 2:29:44 PM

Are you plagued with questions about what to get the parent or grandparent who has everything? How about some "outside the box" ideas to make holiday gift giving a little less stressful and more special:

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Tags: aging, aging in place, caregiving, Holidays, how to help, meaningful connections, seniors, support for seniors

We Care Passionately for Our Clients!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Nov 18, 2016 8:45:24 AM

Choices in Senior Care cares passionately about meeting our clients’ medical, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. We meet their medical and physical needs through comprehensive Care Management: coordinating medical care; attending doctor’s appointments, medical procedures and emergency room visits; providing 24/7 on-call and medication oversight; transitions to/from skilled care and home; and by providing a variety of local resources. We also provide non-medical caregiver services to our clients including: personal care, light homemaking services, medication reminders, companionship and some transportation. But, we offer so much more!

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Tags: aging in place, caregiving, care management, health, independence, seniors, socialization, Support

Just a Phone Call Away!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Oct 3, 2016 11:10:25 AM

As an Aging Life Care Professional™, I hear from family caregivers who talk about being unsure where to turn with their unique care partnering challenges and concerns.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, caregiving, caregiver support, coaching, family caregivers, Senior care, Support, support for aging parents

Physical Exercise…Your Way to a Healthy Mind

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 31, 2016 11:49:45 AM

As I stated in my last blog, Americans are living longer and I gave tips on activities that may contribute to helping us age successfully. Today I will talk about the connection between physical exercise and cognitive health.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, exercise, aging successfully, cognitive benefits, health, independence, seniors

Don’t Just Age…Successfully Age!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Aug 24, 2016 10:52:45 AM

Americans are living longer. In fact, the number of people in the 90+ age group has more than tripled over the last three decades according to the US Census Bureau This may be good news to many, but how are we aging? Are we only aging chronologically?  I don’t know about you, but I want to do more than merely live longer.  I want to age successfully in both body and mind.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, General, communication, fun activities, health, independence, seniors, socialization

My Journey in Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 29, 2016 11:23:50 AM

Last week I talked about respecting your aging parents’ independence, while keeping them safe and engaged as they end their lives here with you. It is often a difficult but extremely rewarding task to care well for those you love during this time but incredibly important!

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Tags: aging, aging in place, aging parents, caregiving, family caregivers, independence, Support, support for aging parents

Honoring Independence

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 19, 2016 4:58:36 PM

How do you respect your aging parents’ independence, but keep them safe and engaged as they near the end their lives? Can you? It is a difficult but very rewarding task to care well for those you love during this part of their life journey and sometimes mirrors how they raised you.

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Tags: aging, aging in place, aging parents, communication, Planning for the future, seniors, support for aging parents

Choices Steers You in the Right Direction...

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 7, 2016 2:19:59 PM

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Tags: aging, Aging Driver, aging in place, driving, health, independence, Safety

When We Know Better, We Do Better!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jul 1, 2016 3:54:19 PM

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Tags: aging, Aging care, aging in place, caregiving, education, family caregivers, Senior care, Support

Fall Prevention Tips for Home Safety

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Jun 13, 2016 2:11:11 PM

Falls are a major home safety risk, and one that makes it difficult for our loved ones to stay independent in their homes. As we age, our bones break more easily and heal more slowly. Our vision may weaken; we may even lose some of our peripheral vision and depth perception. The good news is that we can do a few simple things to help our loved ones stay in their homes, assisting them in their desire to stay independent and healthy. Some safety issues and solutions our Care Managers want to share include:

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Tags: aging, aging in place, aging parents, education, health, Safety, seniors, support for aging parents

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